Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Boots On The Ground by Angela S. Stone

Please welcome Angela S. Stone author of Boots on the Ground.



Angela will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Nobel gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Nobel gift card to a randomly drawn host.



Boots on the Ground
(Book 2 in Canada’s Finest series)
by Angela S. Stone

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BLURB:

Ash Cooper and Jason McCarty know they need to do one thing, and one thing alone: stay alive.

An IED attack destroyed their convoy and left them both injured in the high desert of Afghanistan and running from insurgents. They take refuge with a group of Afghan civilians, and their only hope of rescue is two satellite phones that might be damaged beyond repair.

Ash and Jason join forces with a British army nurse to survive the harsh living conditions. As days to turn to weeks, they think of home, the husbands they left behind, and the lives they want to return to.

But with food rations running short, the elders angry at them, and the hope of rescue lost, Ash and Jason start to give up, and in the end turn to each other in their struggle for survival.

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EXCERPT:

The concussive force of the blast blew Ash backwards out of his seat. He could feel the armored vehicle turning end over end. It took him a moment to grasp the car had stopped. He felt dizzy and disorientated, blinking a couple of times.

Where in the heck was he?

The dust of the desert started to settle, and he remembered. Civilian police, Afghanistan, patrol convoy, IED.

He started to move only to bite back a hiss of pain. His shoulder flared with agony. Motherfucker. He couldn’t tell what happened to his arm, but it hurt like a son of a bitch.

His escort and their translator were the other people in the armored vehicle, and they were still and silent. Ash cradled his arm as he started to move, his training helping him to squelch the pain. They were in one of the most volatile and insurgent-ridden districts of Afghanistan. The IED blast had to have been huge to send their armored vehicle flying, especially one five cars from the lead.

Ash glanced though the broken windshield. The force had blown them back and clear of the debris field. There were four vehicles up ahead, all burning or smoking. Ash checked again for signs of life in the other passengers around him.

He found none.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Angela S Stone is a twenty something Registered Nurse living, and working in Ottawa Canada. Her first novel, Sometimes It’s Fate, was published by Phaze books in 2011. Angela finds inspiration in real life personal events for her books, often writing about issues and she is a proud Canadian and an even prouder girl from back east. She thoroughly enjoys writing novels featuring character that live in or are from the Maritimes. She’s recently met Mr. Right and when she’s not occupied with him she can be found hanging out at her local starbucks writing. She spends her free time advocating for minorities and persons with disabilities.

Angela has a severe learning disability called Dysgraphia. Despite this she has written several novels, graduated from university will be starting her Master’s degree in nursing. All things she was told she would never be able to do.

Angela has never met a challenge that she couldn’t overcome. She believes strongly in the philosophy of saying “I can’t” means “I won’t” and advocating for yourself. She has spoken about these topics on provincial, regional and national levels. As well has published several articles in related disability orientated magazines.


Author Links:

Email: angela@angelastone.ca

Website: http://angelastone.ca

Twitter: @angelasstone

Facebook: facebook.com/AngelaStone.Writer


15 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Anas said...

Do you want to write more books about military men?

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Angela said...

Thank you for hosting me today!

Angela said...

Anas,

Thanks for your question. Jason and Ash are both police officers, so not true military boys, but the answer is yes! I have several novels I'm working on that have Military themes or characters.

I promise:
Ash and Matthew will get their own book.
Craig's book is coming out next.
I will write Karen's sequel.
At least two more books with Jason and David as the main characters :)!

Emiliana25 said...

Ash and Matthew will get their own book? Will it be a prequel or sequel to this one?

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Christine Young said...

Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

Ingeborg said...

Love the military, thank you.

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Lena said...

So we can look forward to more books with Ash! What other projects have you planed for this year?

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laurie said...

Love the military, thank you.

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Ami said...

More Military themed books are always great, the list on goodreads isn't that big.

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Angela said...

Hi Everyone to answer your questions.

Emiliana25
Yes they're getting their own book I'm not sure yet, I haven't started working on it, I've been debating. I have a couple of prequel scenes written at this point. I'm open to reader's suggestions.

Lena
At the point in time, I have.
1-Unsportsmanlike Conduct (M/M Hockey romance)
2- Positive Attraction (M/M Craig's story!!)
3- Special Investigations (M/M Book three!)
4-Princess by Surprise (M/F romance)
and a couple of more I can't say yet ;)!

Ami
I didn't even know goodreads had a military list! Will have to make sure Boots gets on the list!

Xx
Angela

bn100 said...

like military books

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Mary Preston said...

Angela, I imagine that your nursing would have been invaluable when writing about a nurse.

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Chelsea B. said...

This book sounds deeply interesting! I'm looking forward to learning more about the characters.

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Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

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